On this week’s Future Brew, Von, Jon and Stephen wrap up the recruitment of 2021 four-star point guard Frankie Collins and what his commitment means now for the rest of the class.
Von: Really good get here — Michigan gets their point guard to pair up with Kobe Bufkin at shooting guard, Isaiah Barnes at the wing and Will Tschetter at power forward. Now they’re gonna be looking to add one or two more kids probably to this class. They definitely need a center, and then they could probably take another wing or shooting guard. Jon, I’ll throw it over to you first. There’s a lot to like about Frankie Collins. We talked about him briefly last week previewing his commitment. Michigan’s got a good one coming to Ann Arbor.
Jon: Yeah, the kid’s just a play-maker. He’s super athletic — he can jump out of the gym basically. I think he has a really high ceiling, but he’s not gonna be a threat to be a one-and-done guy unless he blows up, which I think is a good sweet spot for Michigan recruits to be in right now. I really like the pick up and it’s a nice to have a backup plan at point guard that’s still a top 60 player, and you can offer him and get him to commitment in a matter of a couple weeks thanks to Juwan’s longstanding connections and relationships that he has with the family.
Stephen: It’s nice to see a guy like Frankie Collins commit after a couple recruiting losses, and then it kinda felt not like a consolation prize — he’s 57th overall on the national. These are guys that would be the tippy top of the all-time Beilein recruits, and I think it speaks to Howard’s ability where he’s missing on a couple guys, but the guys you’re getting are still top 60 nationally guys. So I really like the game he brings. He’s got really good vision down the lane. I was impressed with his film how late he was finding people and how comfortably he was. So he’s definitely going to be a drive the lane primarily guy, very physical down the lane as well, so he’ll be picking up quite a few fouls during his time at Michigan.
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